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Deck the Halls!

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Brilliant Knit Beads taught by Betsy Hershberg

Author and self-described "left-brained knitter" Betsy Hershberg shows you how to knit unique jewelry pieces from glittering seed beads and delicious yarns.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Home Decor
Sizing Unisex
Style Holiday
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What materials did you use? MIx of DK weight and worsted weight yarn; novelty beads

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What are you most proud of? Discovering the i-cord loop to hang the ornaments with (also used on python necklace - see my other post). I started at the top - provisional cast on 3 st, make an i-cord of about 2.5", then picked up the stitches from the provisional start and began knitting in the round, 6 sts, quickly increasing over 6-8 rows to the number needed for the widest part of the foam egg.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make test prototypes without beads to make sure you have the right sizing for whatever wood bead or foam core you are trying to cover.

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I love these!

12/05/2012 Flag

Aaaah, fantastic, these would look great at the end of an icord too, like a lariat/scarve. Gorgeous.

12/09/2012 Flag

too cute!!!!

12/22/2012 Flag

oh my gosh they are so cute would love to do them

02/08/2013 Flag

were is the pattern for them please

10/26/2013 Flag

There is no specific pattern - it uses all the same principles as Betsy teaches in her craftsy class. I just choose thicker wool, larger needles and knitted swatches to test sizing until I got it right. The post above describing the i-cord loop gives you an idea of how I started. This is about adapting the principles to the materials that you have to work with. Hope that helps!

11/01/2013 Flag